More data on why people reject science

*People can be more likely to reject scientific explanations if it doesn’t align with their own beliefs, they are far more likely to cherry pick explanations which suit their predeterminations.

“In the end, this study, although in reality more of survey than a proper study and a self-selected one at that, is yet another bit of evidence that tells us that denial of science almost always boils down to ideology. Science that agrees with a person’s ideology (or that at least does not conflict with it) doesn’t cause a problem. It’s science that challenges ideologist that result in denialism. That’s why fundamentalist Christians tend to reject evolution and free market libertarian types tend to reject AGW.”*

More data on why people reject science

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